LibriVox recording of WATCHBIRD, by Robert Sheckley.
Read by Phil Chenevert
3 Robert Sheckley short stories that demonstrate the breath of his fantastic imagination. In Watchbird, the question "can machines solve human problems?" is answered with a resounding YES! But there may be a few unforeseen glitches. Just a few.
Warrior Race drops us into an alien race of warriors who fight in a way you will never be able to imagine until you listen.
And Beside Still Waters is a gentle story that shows us a man who really wants to get away from it all ... sitting on a rock in the asteroid belt with only a robot for a friend. No girls allowed! A poignant and unsettling story to say the least. (Summary by Phil Chenevert)
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May 9, 2018 Subject:
"By Robert Schlecky"??!!
The Narrator's ignorance says it all. And it's all downhill after that. This is No BBC programme!
March 19, 2013 Subject:
Re Watchbird only
Someone may have missed the point that this amusing little fable is a metaphor for the cure can be worse than the disease, and a reminder that technology is blind. Fine reading, as usual, by Phil Chenevert.
March 6, 2013 Subject:
Watchbird was so stupid, uuggghhh, couldn't even finish it.